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AEW Rampage live results, open thread (Apr. 29, 2022): HOOK confronts Danhausen

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Here’s a place to check results and comment along with a new episode of AEW Rampage, airing tonight at 10 pm ET on TNT.

The latest edition of AEW’s Friday night show comes our way on tape from Liacouris Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (spoilers are here, if you’re interested - and if you are and chose to discuss them in the comments, please use the spoiler tag).

Tonight’s card features Samoa Joe defending the ROH TV title against Trent Beretta.

Also set for tonight: There’s a face-to-face confrontation between HOOK and Danhausen, Darby Allin vs. Swerve Strickland for a spot in the Owen Hart Foundation tournament, Keith Lee vs. Colten Gunn, Jade Cargill in trios action, and more!

Come right back here at 10 pm ET when Rampage kicks off on TNT. We’ll update the post with everything that happens on the show below the line.

Enjoy the show!


  • Rampage kicks off with Darby Allin and Swerve Strickland already in the ring for their qualifying match for the Owen Hart Foundation tournament. Sting is ringside for Darby.
  • After an early stalemate, Darby flips over Swerve’s head to connect with a stunner on the outside of the ring. Strickland recovers and knocks Darby loopy by countering a dive with a jumping knee strike. Later in the fight, Swerve strikes his way out of a kneebar and gets Darby up for a suplex.Swerve misses a stomp, which makes things worse for his knee. Darvy follows up with a Code Red. He tries for the Coffin Drop. Swerve blocks it with his knees, which also takes its toll on him. He kicks Darby on the back of the head and goes for a pin, but Darby grabs the bottom rope to break it up. Swerve goes for a killing blow by suplexing Darby from the ring apron onto the floor below. Both men are laying on the ground in rough shape. Swerve eventually gets up and rolls Darby into the ring. Ricky Starks makes his way to the ring but he is headed off by Sting. Amidst the chaos, Darby manages to pick Swerve’s weak leg and pin him to the mat. Darby Allin defeats Swerve Strickland and qualifies for the Owen Hart Foundation tournament.
  • Shawn Spears talks trash on Wardlow. He says next week’s mystery opponent for Wardlow on Dynamite is seven foot tall and has potential to join The Pinnacle.
  • Chris Jericho awards himself the Sports Entertainer of the Week for throwing a fireball in Eddie Kingston’s face on Dynamite. Santana & Ortiz come out and ambush Jericho. AEW officials escort Kingston’s allies to the back. Jericho books himself in a match with Santana on Dynamite.
  • Next up is The Baddies (Jade Cargill, Kiera Hogan, Red Velvet) vs. Willow Nightingale, Skye Blue, and Trish Adora in a trios match. Red Velvet lays strikes into Skye Blue in the corner in the early going. Hogan tags in and dropkicks Blue in the corner. Willow Nightingale pounces right into Velvet, nearly knocking her out of the ring. Now it’s Cargill in there with Adora. Cargill takes her out with a pump kick and then puts her away with Jaded. The Baddies defeat Willow Nightingale, Skye Blue, and Trish Adora.
  • Tony Schiavone interviews Darby and Swerve in the back. Darby offers him five more minutes due to the screwy ending of their match. Swerve says he’s rooting for Darby, and he needs to give Keith Lee a call to deal with Team Taz.
  • Speaking of Lee, he’s up next in a singles match against Colten Gunn. The crowd chants “Ass Boy” at Gunn. Lee gets him in the corner and blasts him with alternating body blows, finishing the sequence off with a double overhead slap to his chest. A good chunk of the match takes place in a commercial break. Lee tosses Gunn across the ring. Colten gets one ray of hope when Austin Gunn takes a bullet for him. Colten tries for the fameasser, but it doesn’t work out. Lee picks him up and squishes him into the mat. Keith Lee defeats Colten Gunn.
  • The Hardys and The Undisputed Elite cut separate promos hyping up Jeff Hardy vs. Bobby Fish next week to qualify for the Owen Hart tournament.
  • Danhausen makes his way to the ring with a mic, saying he’s ready to annihilate HOOK. He demands that they send HOOK. Out comes HOOK with his fists taped up, ready to fight. Danhausen thinks better of it and tries to delay the fight, but HOOK wants to go right now. Mark Sterling interrupts the scene. Tony Nese hits the ring and blasts both men from behind. HOOK gets up and suplexes both heels, clearing them from the ring. The fans chant “HOOKhausen.” Danhausen offers a handshake to HOOK. HOOK declines the handshake, gets in his face, and walks away.
  • There’s a segment backstage where The Acclaimed offer The Ass Boys the opportunity to scissor with them. The Ass Boys say they need to ask their dad.
  • Mercedes Martinez vows to become the undisputed ROH women’s champion when she faces Deonna Purrazzo next week.
  • Mark Henry interviews Samoa Joe and The Best Friends before tonight’s main event for the ROH TV title between Joe and Trent Beretta.
  • Joe gets Trent in the corner and pummels him high and low. Trent rolls out of the ring after a head kick, Joe chases after him, leading to Trent taking him out with a sliding knee strike. Trent follows up with a moonsault. Joe avoids a tornado DDT and outs Trent down with a high boot as we go to commercial break. Later in the fight, Beretta drops out of a powerbomb and dropkicks Joe. He goes up top and crashes down onto Joe with a flying crossbody. Joe kicks out of a pin attempt after Trent plants him with a tornado DDT. Trent goes for Strong Zero but Joe turns it into a powerbomb. Joe locks in an STF. Trent gets his foot on the rope to break the hold. Joe gets him in position for the Muscle Buster, but Trent rolls him up for a near fall. Trent runs after Joe but is caght and slammed down to the mat. Joe quickly applies the choke and Trent goes to sleep. Samoa Joe defeats Trent Beretta to retain the ROH TV title.
  • Schiavone tries to interview Joe after the match, but they are interrupted by Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt, and Satnam Singh. Orange Cassidy confronts Singh and does the hands in the pockets with the lazy kicks. Lethal smacks OC and a wild brawl breaks out between everyone. AEW officials hit the scene to try pulling everyone apart. Chaos ensues but we’re out of time!
  • That’s the end of the show, folks.

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